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All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

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When you’re designing e-Learning for adults, you want to make the whole learning experience fit their needs. The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. Malcolm Knowles popularized the concept of andragogy in his book The Modern Practice of Adult Education: From Pedagogy to Andragogy. According to Knowles, andragogy has 4 basic assumptions…

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7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility

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Details matter. They affect your audience’s attitude toward your content. And the way an audience responds to any content is crucial. Here’s an example: I’m reading an article online—let’s say about cat scratching posts—and I find a misspelling. If that misspelling is followed by several more grammar, punctuation or capitalization mistakes, I’ll stop reading. Either…

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The Best of e-Learning in October

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This Halloween season, at Your Everything for e-Learning Place we decided we’re only giving out treats, no tricks! So we gathered up the best e-Learning articles from around the internet and listed them here as a special treat for you. Check them out: Motivate Your Learners! The Self-Determination Theory for e-Learning Take a look at…

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Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: The Global Nature of e-Learning

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Disney was right—it is a “small world after all.” Or maybe the world just seems small because e-Learning and other technologies—like cloud development—are bringing us closer together. Training programs are no longer isolated courses delivered in the office conference room and then forgotten. Today an employee in Fargo, North Dakota, could be taking the same…

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Using jQuery and Lectora to Customize Your e-Learning Courses: Part 3

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This is Part 3 of my 4-part blog about leveraging jQuery to take your Lectora® courses beyond “good” into the “awesome” territory. In Part 2, we learned how to move your scripts outside Lectora for quicker access and built a cool word game. This time we’re going to play with jQuery’s best friend—jQuery UI.  Wait,…

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5 Reasons Learners Hate Your Online Course

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Pet peeves. Everyone has them. And as it turns out, learners might have a lot more pet peeves about your course than you realize! Today at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we’re shining the light on 5 pet peeves learners have about online training courses. 1. Patronizing Tone Does your course really need a slide…

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5 Ways to Win the e-Learning Race Against Time

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There’s an ongoing race against time for e-Learning developers. Wouldn’t you like to win that race? You’re about to learn 5 strategies that can help you create courses quickly—and declare victory!  Try these 5 strategies to win the e-Learning race against time:  1. Narrow your focus.  Sometimes people want to use training to solve a…

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Great Reads on Gamification

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Gamification is everywhere—from Cheez-It Scrabble Junior, which gamifies snack crackers, to the popular Fitbit fitness tracking bands. And just this morning, I heard a commercial announcing that Monopoly is back at McDonalds. Gamification is clearly working for McDonalds; they’ve been doing Monopoly for as long as I can remember (even all the way back to…

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e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

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Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we pride ourselves on offering you all the resources you need to create the best e-Learning. We provide video demos, webinars, suggestions on instructional design books to read, graphic design tips and more.  But maybe you don’t have time to sit there and read through that many resources….

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The Essentials of Typography for e-Learning

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In college, I had to take an entire semester of Typography. That’s right—in the realm of higher education, there exists a semester-long, 400-level course all about typefaces. Spoiler alert: If you’re trying to tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, look at the differences of the uppercase G or the lowercase t. Or you can…

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